How to Make Fire Without Matches

by irtiza104 on October 29, 2011

How to make fire without matches

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The link between man and fire is primitive. Though modern people may think it’s not necessary to know how to make fire without matches, every man should know how to start a fire without a match. Because it’s an essential survival skill and a manly man knows to make fire without matches. In this post, I am going to discuss about some of the methods to make fire without matches.

Friction Based Fire Making

Friction based fire ma

king is quite difficult and there are many techniques. But the type of wood you are using is important and the wood should be dry. Use a stick to spin to form the friction between it and the fireboard. Cottonwood, juniper, willow, cedar, cypress, aspen and walnut are very good fire board and spindle sets. This is one of the oldest ways to make fire without matches.

The Hand Drill

The hand drill method is very primitive and difficult way to make fire without matches. For this method, you need just wood. Build a tinder nest to create the fire. Make that tinder nest with very flammable material like dry grass or leaves. Cut a v-shaped notch into the fire board and make it a small depression. Place some bark under the notch to catch an ember from the friction of them. Then place the spindle into that depression. For this purpose, your spindle should be about 2 feet long. Give pressure on the board and roll the spindle between your hands and keep doing the ember is formed on your fireboard. When the fire starts then tap the fire board to drop you ember into the bark. Then transfer the flame from bark to your nest.

Fire Plough

For this method, cut a groove into the fireboard and take the spindle. Place the spindle in the groove of your fireboard and start rubbing. When the fire starts then transfer it to the tinder nest to glow.

The rock and char cloth

Place rock in between your thumb and forefinger. Before starting make sure that an edge is hanging out 2 or 3 inches. Grab the char and Strike. Grab the steel striker or strike with your knife blade. Then strike the steel against the flint repeatedly and it will spark. Then transfer the fire to the char cloth. Start a fire.

Fire from ice

Even you can make Fire from ice when the situation is adverse. You just need to use the ice as a lens. Turn the ice into lens shape and then use it to start a fire with any other lens. The ice must be clear for this. You may use your knife to shape the ice into a lens. Keep it thicker in the middle and narrow it to the edges. Give the finishing by polishing it with hands. Then angle your ice lens towards the sun just like any other lens. Focus the light on your tinder nest and see how ice turned into fire. You may use it during wintertime camping.

Balloons and Condoms

Do you know that condom can do your best help to make fire? Fill the balloon or condom with water and transform these into fire creating lenses. Tie off the end and make it as spherical as possible. Don’t make it too big because it will bend the sunlight’s focal point. Hold it 1 to 2 inches from your tinder and see what happens with these ordinary materials.

So these are some techniques you can use to make fire without matches. I hope these will come in handy in survival situations or in camping.

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